OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Tennis ball-sized chunks of concrete falling from a crumbling span of Interstate Highway 5 forced the California Highway Patrol to shut down freeway lanes for hours.
Monday's incident marked the third time this year that falling concrete tied up traffic in Oceanside. There haven't been any injuries.
The CHP closed three northbound freeway lanes for more than two hours, saying the crumbling overpass posed a danger to motorists and pedestrians below on Oceanside Boulevard.
California Department of Transportation officials say engineers are confident in the bridge integrity. Caltrans says the interstate overpass wasn't designed to handle the amount of big-rig traffic using the span.
Caltrans has scheduled a $500,000 repair.
Teachers in the Solana Beach School District, who have been without contracts for months, on Thursday pushed for new contracts, but the district is not backing down.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.
People who take their pets to Del Mar's dog beach wanted to know who planted the incredible garden there.
Local first-responders who put their lives on the line to help victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides were back home Thursday.
A man accused of stabbing a woman to death near an Encanto Park made his first court appearance Thursday.
The San Diego Blood Bank Thursday solicited donations through the end of the month in honor of Father Joe Carroll, who will undergo surgery Feb. 1 due to complications with diabetes.
If you need ideas to help you keep that New Year's resolution going head to Santee for an active lifestyle expo and race this Saturday.
A new construction phase begins for the Mid-Coast Trolley. The Mid-Coast Trolley is an 11-mile extension of the San Diego Trolley Blue Line with service from Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to UC San Diego and University City.